Remember that there are recurring fees associated with any website.
Just like physical buildings, websites need maintenance, support, and have to pay fees.
For a website, instead of paying for phone lines into your building, you pay for a domain – that’s the address people use to access your website, like cohlab.com.
Instead of paying for rent or property taxes on a building, with a website you pay for hosting – that’s the company that hosts all of your information on their servers.
Instead of paying for a cleaning service and regular inspections, on a website you pay for maintenance – that’s when a website development company ensures the website stays up, that contact forms work, CMS and plugins stay updates and continue to speak to each other, and the website is in usable condition.
Instead of paying handymen or contractors to add offices or an addition, you pay for support – that’s when a website development company can add features in the future, build out additional pages, etc.